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Old 05-27-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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can't login to phpmyadmin

I haven't used phpmyadmin in a while, and just recently upgraded.

I can still log into sql:

mysql -u root -p

I type in the password and everything is good. When I go to:


I get a prompt for a user name and password. I use the same username and password and it doesn't let me in.

Forgive me if I'm completely lost. How do I login to phpmyadmin?
Old 05-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Check the config file for phpmyadmin. It should be under your document root.
Something like
Old 05-27-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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You need to have a control user who can access the table User in database mysql.

You need to grant permissions to a new member you make under root to do this. A possible user is made under root with
mysql -u root -p
such as
GRANT ALL ON mysql.User TO phpmyadmin@localhost
IDENTIFIED BY 'phpmyadmin'
Please choose a better password.

Then, update the file as mentioned in the last post.

Now you can login.


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